Wednesday, 26 July 2017

How to Style A Blazer

Stripes styled with tailoring is a classic combination. And I think it’s safe to say, the blazer is definitely the most coveted piece amongst fashion it girls right now. Today, I opted for a Viktoria Woods strapless dress and tweed jacket to add texture. 


Here are some of my favourite blazer looks which give off the same vibe, but dependent on your mood and the day you have planned ahead:

The striped blouse and blazer
This is a great option for office to dinner drinks. Add a straight leg or kick flare jean and kitten heels to add a touch of cool to your evening. 

The slogan tee and blazer
If you follow my Instagram, you may have noticed my love for any kind of tee with writing on. As a lover of tailoring, it only seems right to style casual with smart to give off instant Euro girl status. This combination looks awesome with a striped or checked blazer.

90’s slip and blazer
Because lets be honest, you can’t avoid all the 90’s throwbacks right now, and those linen slip dresses are giving us girls in Australia major European summer FOMO. Unfortunately, it’s not quite warm enough to brave one without that added layer. That’s where the blazer comes in. Stick to sneakers or a small heel when styling.









When walking around NYC hours on end, sneakers seem the only sensible option. It’s been a while since styling a pair for my posts, but they are probably my most worn shoe of choice in winter. Purely down to the fact I am up so early to commute to work, and it’s currently 7-10 degrees before 7am so all I want to be is comfortable! Thankfully, when shooting this post in Soho, New York was much warmer. 

It’s been amazing sharing all my New York content with you and receiving such a great response to my self portrait posts. It was a little personal challenge I set myself before going, and a way for me to step outside my comfort zone and regain some of my lost confidence. Thank you for always reading, and I hope you feel inspired to go out and push your boundaries however that may be, or on another note - invest in a blazer! Whatever makes you happy!

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Photo credit to yours truly. In collaboration with Viktoria & Woods




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Monday, 10 July 2017

Elegant Accessorising

Less is more right? If you’re like me, you’re a sucker for minimal jewellery. It’s safe to say 80% of my wardrobe is monochrome, so gold is my weakness to warm up any outfit. I can’t remember the last time I wore silver, and have been on the hunt for a dainty gold watch for some time which is perfect for everyday wear. I came across Henry London Timepieces and naturally fell in love with their vintage feel and elegance. Plus, it seems appropriate to revisit my roots and introduce a special British piece into my day to day life. Sometimes I forget how far away I am from the UK; the distance from close friends and family. Keeping my roots close makes me feel content.












I believe your accessories are an extension of you, and it’s the perfect way to individualise your style. Two people could very well wear the same outfit, but it’s how they style and the finishing touches that make it their own. 

Today’s post was in collaboration with Henry London, and can be purchased from David Jones Store.

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(See the full collection here)




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Saturday, 1 July 2017

Downsizing

As I’ve mentioned before, I own quite a small wardrobe. Since moving house back in January, I have been on a pursuit to owning less ‘things’. Because lets be honest, do you even wear half of the clothes you own? And I am sure you still have dresses with tags on. Am I right? I have this conversation with colleagues on a regular basis. One of my friends at work claims to owning around 100 pairs of shoes. And when I ask if she wears them, the answer is ‘saving them for an occasion’. How many occasions can one have who works full time and works long hours?


Even as a blogger I can now say after six solid months of downsizing, my wardrobe is smaller than all the girls at my job. It’s starting to feel good knowing I get good wear from my denim, and that one winter coat is definitely doing the rounds (in case you wonder, it’s the Karen Millen one from this post). So which pieces survived the cull?

1.Denim jeans
I own around ten pairs of good jeans. The majority are GRLFRND Denim which I always buy from Revolve. I know the fit is good and they are always flattering.

2. Good quality tees
Winter or summer, these become a staple all year round. I will layer under knits this time of year and come summer they are easy to throw on with a cute skirt or denim shorts.

3. Leather Shoes
I have recently had a cull of all shoes that are just not comfortable, which means non leather ones made a trip to the markets! I commute to work, so shoes that treat me well are the only option. 

4. Plain, striped and patterned blouses
I LOVE a good blouse. Even on days where I can’t be bothered along too much of an effort, the trusty button up will always dress up that look. Today’s style is L’Academie from Revolve. The silky feel adds a luxe touch to the look.








I’d love to hear how you guys are organising your wardrobe, and if you have any tips for fellow readers that may have a harder time letting go of certain pieces. Comment below!

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Statement Earrings: Kookai, more of a selection here

Photo credit to Lily from The Demeler, shot on location at 1 Hotel, Brooklyn Bridge.
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